Friday, April 6, 2012

F - Facebook

Today social media, such as Facebook has a big influence on how people interact with each other. I'm pretty sure that without Facebook I myself would have a hard time, to keep in contact with the friends I don't go to school with.

These days you can connect on all sorts of ways. When you are sitting at a restaurant maybe with a friend, you can tweet or write a status update about it on Facebook, letting everyone you know what you are doing right this moment. Not only what you are doing, but who you are doing it with and where and when.

And it's not only people that are using Twitter and Facebook, it's also firms promoting their brand and artists you can click "like" on.

But with all this social media, what is going to happen with face to face interaction? Personally I think face to face are the most vital. Sure you can get to know someone online, but it's not the same. You can't drink a cup of coffee with another person online. The most deep conversations should be face to face, you can't give comfort trough textual communication only.

Think about how bad social skills we would all have, if we only had interactions with each other online, or via text, phone or web cam!


  1. I think online interaction is vital. There are introverts in the world who don't necessarily enjoy face to face interactions and would enjoy getting to know people online first. Now I do agree that texting isn't a great way of communication because it lacks emotion.

  2. Instant messaging has been around a hundred years (eletrical telegraph),
    and has advanced with each decades from telephones, to cellphones, to texting and iming, but face to face interaction is still a major part of communicating, and it isn't going to disappear.

    You know, unless we are living in a post-apocalyptic world, and trying to meet face to face with another human being would be death by giant dog mutants.

  3. Online interaction sure does make the world a smaller place. It has its benefits, for sure--but I don't think anything can replace hanging out with friends or family in real time.
    Great A-Z post!

  4. I am 52 years old, and when I was your age, I could never have imagined something like facebook! The future is here... :-) Happy A-to-Z-ing...

  5. Most of my close friends live far from me. This lets me stay in touch. And I've met new friends on line. But I do want to meet the best of them in person. I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month.

  6. Facebook is okay, but after you get several hundred friends on fb, it is difficult to keep up with them all. Sailing by on my quest to visit all the bloggers in the atoz challenge. Best regards to you. Ruby